The Economist: Hackers Rule

Thanks to John Wolley
for this link.

“Software that has been developed by thousands of volunteers and
is given away is often better than the stuff for sale”.

“…open-source is here to stay. Perhaps the software industry
will eventually look a bit like a highway. The infrastructure
(operating systems, networking technologies) will be largely a
public good, while services (support, training) and specialised
applications are for sale. Just don^Òt expect Bill Gates to
like the idea.”

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